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When the court falsifies the record it undermines the integrity of the judicial system

June 20, 2014

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Nobody is above the law. Well, except sometimes, when you’re a California judge. We generally make it a point to shy away legal cases and focus on what is wrong with the judicial branch. Mostly what is wrong with the judicial branch can be found in San Francisco. However……sometimes we see a series of incidents […]

Myth vs. Fact – Making the Case for an AOC Audit

February 19, 2014

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Last week, the Chief Justice told an audience in Riverside, “There is a presumption, somehow, in the capitol in Sacramento that the judicial branch is where it is now, with courtrooms closed and less services . . . because somehow, somehow, we mismanaged ourselves into the situation. . . . I have to remind them, […]

Yugo, Ferrari or an SUV that can do everything?

October 7, 2013

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There is a major disconnect in the Crystal Palace. Even epic failures must be rolled out as resounding successes because this bunch of yahoo’s (Not to be confused with the far more competent Yahooligans of the Marissa Mayer variety..) does not want the appearance of losing face. If we were to make a comparison to […]

As Transparent As An Iron Curtain

May 6, 2013

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May 6, 2013 Dear Members and Others, First, we apologize for the length of this communication. We deem it necessary, however, to place in context what has become the standard operating procedure by branch leaders to refuse to disclose public information. In particular, reasonable requests for information from judges associated with the Alliance have been treated in […]

Council acts to reform bloated bureaucracy

September 4, 2012

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  It’s probably a combination of Justice Corrigan’s plea as well as the Alliance being cautiously optimistic about actual reforms taking place given the words exchanged and the votes taken. Here is the rub: Four of these items that came to unanimous votes in this judicial council session were shunned without so much as a […]

ACJ New AOC Appointed director opposed fiscal reform

July 30, 2012

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July 31, 2012   Dear Members and Others,   Last Friday afternoon, following the public meeting, the Judicial Council met in executive session and selected retired Shasta County Superior Court Judge Steven Jahr as the AOC’s next Executive Director.   If the announcement caught you off guard, you were not alone. The appointment of a […]

Tuesday afternoon – ACJ message to members : SEC report urges total overhaul of the AOC

May 29, 2012

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_______________________________________________   May 28, 2012 Dear Members and Others: In a rather obvious attempt to minimize the impact of negative press coverage, the AOC released the long-awaited report of the Strategic Evaluation Committee (SEC) this past Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m., on the eve of a three-day weekend.  The report can be found on […]